A 37-year-old man is in critical condition after being stabbed in the neck with a broken beer bottle at a concert hosted by BlackBerry maker Research In Motion in London Tuesday night. The party was being held to celebrate RIM’s BlackBerry Messenger tool, according to the Wall Street Journal blog.
Britain’s Channel 4 technology correspondent Benjamin Cohen, who was in attendance, told NME that “A lot of people [at the event] were teen users of BlackBerry who don’t seem to have had a free drink before.”
Cohen blogged about the incident Wednesday, describing a boozy scene and observing that the crowd was “frankly very rowdy” and that BlackBerry devices that had been attached to tables at the event so that guests could order drinks remotely had “apparently been stolen” prior to the incident.
In November, two drunk RIM employees forced a jet to turn around halfway to China after they began acting recklessly. In December, a stampede at a promotional event in Indonesia hospitalized several people, according to the Wall Street Journal blog.
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